Prediction of the Threshold Soot Index for Hydrocarbon Fuels with Randic’s Topological Indices

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Topological indices and simple structural descriptors were used to calculate the threshold soot indices of 87 hydrocarbons of different types. Regression analysis yielded for the topological indices an only slightly better result than for the simple structure parameters. Better equations could be achieved by dividing the dataset into two appropriate cluster and correlating each cluster seperately to the TSI — values.


Combustion Hydrocarbon Diesel Alkane Petrol 


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  1. 1.Daimler Benz AGStuttgart 60Germany

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